building a successful
           open source
         business model
                               Fotis Evangelou (Jooml...
what this talk covers

  using open source
           &
making a living out of it
what this talk does NOT cover

   becoming flthy rich
     let's keep something to ourselves :)
let's get started
there are
         2
  open source
business channels
    in Joomla!
developing
Joomla! websites

   developing
Joomla! extensions

    ...or both
steps applying to both cases...
step 1

 decide what you
  want & can do
establish a working philosophy
step 2

engage into open source
open source = community
step 3

 gain exposure
  contribute back
  use social media
    as your marketing tools
participate in events
steps applying to
extension development...
step 1

           identify
real needs & upcoming trends
      do not re-invent the wheel
       (unless it's damn better!)
step 2


establish your own
 sub-community
step 3


engage your users
step 4


don't be frightened
    of criticism
(remain calm & act like a professional)
step 5


adapt & innovate
    ...and don't fade away
steps applying to
web development...
step 1


Using Joomla!?
Spread the word!
step 2


 establish your reputation
as an open source specialist
thank you
 and good luck!
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Building a successful open source business model - Joomla!Days NL 2010 #jd10nl

  1. 1. building a successful open source business model Fotis Evangelou (JoomlaWorks) Joomla!Days Netherlands 2010
  2. 2. what this talk covers using open source & making a living out of it
  3. 3. what this talk does NOT cover becoming flthy rich let's keep something to ourselves :)
  4. 4. let's get started
  5. 5. there are 2 open source business channels in Joomla!
  6. 6. developing Joomla! websites developing Joomla! extensions ...or both
  7. 7. steps applying to both cases...
  8. 8. step 1 decide what you want & can do establish a working philosophy
  9. 9. step 2 engage into open source
  10. 10. open source = community
  11. 11. step 3 gain exposure contribute back use social media as your marketing tools participate in events
  12. 12. steps applying to extension development...
  13. 13. step 1 identify real needs & upcoming trends do not re-invent the wheel (unless it's damn better!)
  14. 14. step 2 establish your own sub-community
  15. 15. step 3 engage your users
  16. 16. step 4 don't be frightened of criticism (remain calm & act like a professional)
  17. 17. step 5 adapt & innovate ...and don't fade away
  18. 18. steps applying to web development...
  19. 19. step 1 Using Joomla!? Spread the word!
  20. 20. step 2 establish your reputation as an open source specialist
  21. 21. thank you and good luck!
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